Remember Datta Phuge? A resident of the city of Pune in India, Phuge was a money-lender and Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party member, who made headlines in 2013 when he commissioned the creation of a £14,000 ($18,427) shirt made of pure gold. The shirt took 15 goldsmiths working 16 hours a day for two weeks to complete. Phuge explained he got it to pull women. At one point he admitted, “I know I am not the best looking man in the world but surely no woman could fail to be dazzled by this shirt?”
“The gold shirt has been one of my dreams,” Phuge said in an interview with the Pune Mirror. ‘It will be an embellishment. It will be an embellishment to my reputation as the ‘Gold man of Pimpri.'”
Sadly, Mr. Phuge was savagely attacked last night by a band of 12 people armed with stones and a sickle, according to the Daily Mail. Sadly, Phuge’s son witnessed it all. “Mr Phuge’s 22-year-old son witnessed the attack but was not harmed, according to the police, who are questioning four people in connection with it,” reads the report.
It’s not said why the “Gold Man” was taken out so viciously.